Written in January by Birtley Residents, Mary Mirecki, Iris Newton and Pat Scrase, the following poem captures the very essence of spring in the countryside.
A peaceful new day, with vibrant blue sky
I listen intently to birds chirp and cry
Many buds now bloom into life
Finally giving up the winter strife
The air is fresh, with a gentle breeze
Aeroplanes leave white trails with great ease
The trees branch out, with new leaves shiny green
And sweet smelling blossom, the best I’ve seen
The lambs hop and skip in fields of green grass
Whilst the odd clouds above arrive and then pass
We are now so thankful that spring is here
And we embrace this season with jolly good cheer!